ABOUT US

WHO WE ARE

Alaska's Premier River Runners and Glacier Guides

ESTABLISHED SINCE 1975

NOVA is Alaska's oldest river rafting tour company under original ownership. Since 1975, we have accomplished many firsts in guided adventure travel in Alaska, including the first to offer commercial whitewater rafting on Alaska rivers and the first guided hikes on the Matanuska Glacier more than 25 years ago.

Our early wilderness trips included several first descents and trips through the newly formed National Parks and Refuges with organizations like National Geographic, Connaissance du la Mode and the National Audubon Society. Our expertise in this theater has grown over the years to include combination trips that offer mountain and glacier trips with river trips.

WHY TOUR WITH US

With NOVA, you can expect to experience the Alaska you always imagined. Our trips focus on wilderness, scenic and cultural areas that are not impacted by industrial tourism. Our goal is to enrich your appreciation of Alaska's wild and special places while experiencing the thrill of active outdoor activities. 

Simply put, NOVA is Alaska’s oldest and most experienced river rafting outfitter. Our river runners have been successfully navigating Alaska’s most challenging whitewater since 1975. And our glacier guides have been guiding hike, trek and climbing trips on the magnificent Matanuska Glacier since 1990!

SLICE OF HISTORY

Did You Know?

Our name was derived from AVON, a pioneering British raft manufacturer, spelled backward. In the 1970's AVON rafts were the best you could buy.